Community Radio Station to start at Raipur

      The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur. The Community Radio Station is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 54 in the country. The IGKV aims to help development in agriculture and allied fields by increasing quality manpower, providing relevant technological solutions, piloting their fields uses and supporting other related activities. The university has the objective to at least double the crop yields in the region with appropriate increase in livestock husbandry, fishery and agro forestry. To make its mission possible the university strives continuously to provide quality education in the areas of agriculture and allied Sciences, to undertake basic, applied and adoptive research and to develop the most appropriate solutions and technologies that are relevant to the area and which can elevate the socio- economic conditions of the people. Through the Communit Radio Station, the IGKV also aims to provide direct and indirect education and technological support to the public in general and to farmers in the area in particular to improve agriculture productivity and the economic situation of the rural people. Commercial potential of the agriculture sector in the area would also be facilitated. The Ministry encourages setting up the Community Radio Station to fulfill the needs of the people, to provide them useful and fruitful information.

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